The Dolphins have suffered another big injury as the team will be without Tony Lippett this year. Lippett will miss the 2017 season with a torn Achilles, which was a non-contact injury on Monday.
#Dolphins CB Tony Lippett tore his Achilles tendon in practice Monday and is out for the season, coach Adam Gase told reporters.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 15, 2017
Lippett was a 13 game starter last season and flashed the potential to battle for a starting position. That was not going to be the case this season as Byron Maxwell and Xavien Howard were penciled in as the starters. Lippett would have been a nice corner to have if one of those two were to be injured at some point.
Lippett was making a nice transition from wide receiver to corner after being drafted out of Michigan State. He led the team in interceptions (4) last season and was poised to be a big contributor to the team this year.
So far the team has lost Ryan Tannehill, Ted Larsen (who may be back mid-season), Raekwon McMillan, and now Lippett.